Now a television series starring Michelle Dockery, coming to TNT this fall.
Fresh out of prison and fighting to keep afloat, Letty Dobesh returns to her old tricks burglarizing suites at a luxury hotel. While on the job, she overhears a man hiring a hit man to kill his wife. Letty may not be winning any morality awards, but even she has limits. Unable to go to the police,...more
The Pain o ...more
A girl does what she has to do and ends up falling into her old ways once a 'job' is offered. The book is three novellas put together for the upcoming TV show so the first one is Letty on the job and overhears a husband and a hit man planning to kill the wife. Letty does have some principles and she gets more involved than she should have. (I actually liked this story the best of the three...so that means everyone else ...more
My verdict? Crouch really is one hell of a writer. While this book didn't quite take my breath away like Dark Matter did, he proved once again that he knows how to create some fantastic action scenes and ratchet up tension until you are absolutely dy ...more
I LOVED Dark Matter and Wayward Pines. Heck I'm always raving about them. I even decided to read as many Blake Crouch's books as I can get my hands on. However this was a big let down for me. I didn't really care for the stories (the first one was the best out of the three), didn't really care about the characters and wasn't surprised by the twists.
I'll watch the TV series and update you on it!
My introduction to the fiction of Blake Crouch is Good Behavior, a collection of three novellas published in 2011, 2013 and 2016 featuring Letty Dobesh, an addict thief who loves recovery, fine dining and stealing. This book is a tie-in for the TNT series launched in 2016 that ran for two seasons and twenty episodes. I mention this because the book is stuffed with notes by Crouch--one at the beginning, one following each novella--discussing the ...more
Letty Dobesh is a very talented thief, a pick pocket with artful hands and a quick mind. She is also damaged: being a multiple offender and frequent inmate. She has a serious substance abuse problem and is no longer the legal mother of her son, having lost her parental rights. Crouch’s creation of ...more
This was also my first foray into the gimmick Kindle-In-Motion ebook, of which I also had no idea what to expect.
Contrary to popular opinion on Goodreads, I was entertained by the fun fast paced stories but not all that impressed with what the stories themselves had to offer nor the ‘extras’ by the autho ...more
The Pain of Others- 5 stars
Crouch invites us into the life of one of the most troubled and flawed characters I've read in a while. There's no secret that she's fresh out of jail after serving time for felony theft. From page one it's obvious we would not be rooting for Su ...more
Each novella features Letty on a different adventure and in the first Letty is freshly released from prison and fighting her addictions when she attempts to retur ...more
Extraordinary from book, audio, to TV on-screen, Landing on my Top Books of 2016, and best 2016 book to screen. The collaboration between Blake Crouch and Chad Hodge is a “match made in heaven.”
Yes, I am enjoying the ride. Please do not let it stop!
Ongoing: “I am the best me I can be!” (Letty)
In the ...more
Letty Dobesh is out of prison and is back to being a ...more
Stories that became the scripts to this TNT show, one of it isn't in this show yet. Letty character has many problems, addicted to alcohol and street drugs. She was declared unfit mother and lost her son. Now gets her high by stealing.
Had to walk away and think before writing a review, gave three stars, but it should be more like a two and a half. Would I watch this series? If I was so sick and couldn't hold my Kindle, maybe.
Very formulaic. Each story followed the exact same pattern: Down-on-her-luck recovering alcoholic/meth addict Letty meets a guy (a handler?) who has heard about her "abilities" as a thief, hires her for a heist, heist goes south, Letty escapes, and the story ends with a "surprise" betrayal. While this would get very tedious very quickly in book form, I can see how it would work as a TV show. Kind of reminds me of the old Qua ...more
1 The Pain of Others
Raw, gritty, with a shocking twist, really didn't see that one coming!
2 Sunset Key
A little over the top action on the little island near Key West, but still very entertaining.
Spellbinding fast paced suspense! A huge heist and double cross in Las Vegas.
My favorite thing about this little trilogy is that the main character at the center of all the action is a woman.
The tv premier on TNT was well done and M ...more
Blake Crouch does not disappoint. Good behavior is actually three Novellas: The Pain of Others, Sunset Key, and The Grab. But this book is not just a combination of these three Novellas. This book is about the writing process and the new show coming out called "Good Behavior" Blake Crouch writes about his character Letty, collaborating with Chad Hodge, co-writing the script for the television show and was their collabora ...more
In The Pain of Others Letty is robbing hotel roo ...more
I received this ARC from netgalley and Thomas & Mercer. I was curious about it as it's the basis for the new TNT show starring Michele Dockery. Now I guess I should have read the description better because it is not a single storyline. The first 20% of the book is in essence the pilot episode. Then comes an insert from the author describing where initial story and show depart company. Then there are two more stories based on the TV show characters.
I really like Letty, the main character and ...more
This book is the collection of three gripping thriller novellas about a talented thief named Letty Debesh. Morally grey, yet incredibly likable, she is such a compelling anti hero. Each novella sets up an interesting situation for Letty with a some good twists and turns. Despite the contemporary setting, these stories have a classic noir feel. I highly recommend this collection to anyone who wants to read well written crime fiction featuring a memorable, female lead.